THIS has already been a huge relief to read this! Been on Zoloft for 12 years. Went through post part. and then a bad divorce and really could not deal. My doctor kept upping my meds and 12 years later, I want to try to go off. I will say first I had to find another solution. Prayer, yoga, meditation and overall reducing my stress in my life. NOT saying yes to everything, over doing it all and overall just , taking time for me, eating well, etc... After doing these things consistently for a year, I want to try to go off. I am not sure if its nuts, but I have to try.
I have gained weight, felt numbed out, just overall feel like I am feeling less and have gotten a bit passive. My husband and I fight, and I could care less. NO emotion. I am numb. its time to try.
I have been off a week, been OK. Physically I have the head zaps, some tummy things, and weird dreams. More energy, much better sex drive *husband is thrilled and do feel more energy. I try to put the quiet, rain music on at night and it helps. THe anxiety is BAD at night and I feel paranoid and sometimes want to run and hide. from who? I dunno, its not real, and I have to tell myself that. Its just been one bad night out of 7 days off totally.
Is paranoid feelings a side affect, never remember having that 12 yrs ago? How long before I can tell if I can DEAL without it? Does it take a month to totally get off? I weaned to 50mg and then did cold turk for 7 days.
THANK you all for reading this and just being here. I feel better already.